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Oculus VR's founder addresses concerns over Facebook acquisition

Palmer Luckey, the incredible brain behind the Oculus Rift, addresses some of the concerns over the acquisition by Facebook.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Mar 26 2014 2:03 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

Facebook announced it was acquiring Oculus VR yesterday for some $2 billion in cash and stock, but the founder of the company, Palmer Luckey, took to Reddit to fan some of the flames that have burst out over the acquisition. Palmer talked about Facebook's market, and whether it would lose control of Oculus:

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When it comes to the timing of the announcement itself:

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Someone asked whether we'll see deep integration of Facebook and its services into the world of Oculus Rift:

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One of the big questions needing to be answered, is with Facebook's massive pockets, how will it benefit the VR startup:

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And finally, you've always got to have a Star Wars reference, right? It looks like Oculus VR is not walking into the dark side.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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